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Mondelez under fire as plaintiff’s bar turns up the heat on sugar in belVita

Mondelez under fire as plaintiff’s bar turns up the heat on sugar

By Elaine Watson

There are multiple holes in a new proposed class action complaint filed vs Mondelez over sugar levels in its belVita range, say attorneys. However, the recent shift away from fat to sugar as public enemy #1 has clearly emboldened the plaintiff’s bar.

Since bring accused of illegally deforesting land to make way for its palm oil plantations, IOI has lost 27 customers. Photo: iStock / Mihtiander

Cargill suspends business with IOI following RSPO fallout

By David Burrows

Cargill has suspended new business with IOI and called on the palm oil supplier to “take further action to resolve the charges that resulted in its RSPO suspension and address longstanding environmental and social grievances”. 

Hershey, Mars and Nestlé USA allowed to analyze transaction data from two customers

Chocolate giants granted subpoena in US price fixing suit

By Oliver Nieburg

Hershey, Mars and Nestlé USA have been allowed to scrutinize transaction data from two of their customers that could determine which type of customers have a valid claim for damages in an ongoing US lawsuit alleging that the companies conspired to fix...

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Ghirardelli faces ‘fake’ white chocolate claims

By Oliver Nieburg

Lindt & Sprüngli's US subsidiary Ghirardelli Chocolate is facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that five of its products purported to contain white chocolate mislead consumers by containing none.